Lean & Agile Organizational Leadership

Lean & Agile Organizational Leadership


Dr. David F. Rico, PMP, ACP, CSM

Principal Systems Engineer

PMIWDC Non-Member Rate

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Event Location

Greensboro Metro Station Conference Facility Center
1785 Greensboro Station Place
Parking ticket will be validated McLean, VA, 22102

Agenda and Cost:

This session is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

About the Presentation

Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on "Lean & Agile Organizational Leadership: Establishing Vision, Guidance, & Trust to Unleash Enterprise Competitiveness," which are emerging models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive R&D-oriented new product development (NPD) projects with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions (at the enterprise, portfolio, and program levels). It establishes the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile methods, principles, and core ideas. It provides a brief history and comparative analysis of lean and agile methods, project management, and portfolio frameworks. Then it provides multiple histories of the fields of organizational leadership, administration, and management over the last 100 years. It then introduces, delves into, describes, and provides a brief survey and comparative analysis of emerging theories, models, and methods of lean and agile leadership (i.e., Agile, Employee, Radical, Lean, and Leadership 3.0). It also touches upon lean and agile contracting principles, organizational change leadership models, the top 360-degree leadership assessment models, and other key leadership considerations and ideas. Finally, it closes with a unique summary of the major tenets, principles, and practices of lean & agile organizational leadership. This briefing has been warmly received by multiple U.S. government agencies, contractors, and university audiences throughout Baltimore-Washington, DC.

Special Instructions: 

Anticipate construction delays around the area. Use underground parking, and bring the ticket to the meeting where it will be validated.

PDUs Available: 
1.00 PDUs for Certified PMs
Talent Triangle Category: 

Event Keywords

Soft Skills


Effective communication, in general: audience, media / message, attention vs. "noise", etc.

Negotiation / Conflict

Tools and techniques for negotiations and conflict management / effects of personality traits, etc.

Team Building

Techniques for building trust, team identification, common purpose, etc.

Hard Skills


Specific tips and techniques in the use of PM tools (SW, other)

About the Speaker

Dr. David F. Rico, PMP, ACP, CSM

Principal Systems Engineer

Dr. Rico is a principal systems engineer with a major defense contractor, where he helps oversee a portfolio of large, multi-billion dollar government computer system programs.  He has been a technical leader in support of NASA, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Army for over 25 years.  He has led numerous projects based on Cloud Computing, Lean Thinking, Agile Methods, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, ISO 9001, CMMI, Baldrige, TQM, Enterprise Architecture, DoDAF, and DoD 5000.  He specializes in IT investment analysis, IT portfolio valuation, and IT enabled change.  He has been an international keynote speaker, presented at leading industry conferences, written six textbooks, published numerous articles, and is a reviewer for multiple systems engineering journals.  He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), and teaches at three Washington, DC-area universities.  He has been in the field of information systems since 1983.

About the Tyson's Corner Luncheons

PMIWDC holds free monthly luncheon meetings in Tyson's Corner, hosted by SAIC Corporation.

Bring your lunch, or visit the onsite cafeteria. PDU credits are be available for Project Management Professionals (PMPs).

Membership in PMI is not required, but all guests should pre-register to attend. 

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